This section provides a summary of ERA 2018 results and activity by aggregated four-digit FoR code.
Comparative information is presented for each discipline at the four-digit level and includes:
- Fields of Research overview with the aggregated four-digit data for each ERA indicator
- the distribution table and chart showing the number of UoEs per rating scale score (including the two- and four-digit ratings for that FoR)
- research outputs submitted by type (chart and table)
- research income by year-all categories ($) (chart and table)
- staffing profile by academic level (chart and table)
- patent profile (where applicable) (table only)
- research commercialisation income by year ($) (chart and table)
- Where an indicator does not apply to a particular discipline ‘-’ is shown. A ‘0’ represents that the indicator applies to the discipline, but no data was submitted.
- Percentages <1 not shown on doughnut charts for research outputs by type.
- Totals in the doughnut charts may not sum to 100% due to rounding.
- The sum of component items in tables may not match column/row totals due to rounding. See Section 4 for downloadable spreadsheets with un-rounded data.
- 0901Aerospace Engineering
- 0902Automotive Engineering
- 0903Biomedical Engineering
- 0904Chemical Engineering
- 0905Civil Engineering
- 0906Electrical and Electronic Engineering
- 0907Environmental Engineering
- 0908Food Sciences
- 0909Geomatic Engineering
- 0910Manufacturing Engineering
- 0911Maritime Engineering
- 0912Materials Engineering
- 0913Mechanical Engineering
- 0914Resources Engineering and Extractive Metallurgy
- 0915Interdisciplinary Engineering
- 0999Other Engineering
Engineering (09) accounted for approximately 14 per cent of the research outputs submitted to ERA 2018. Approximately 34 per cent of the patents submitted to ERA 2018 were in Engineering. While journal articles were the predominant research output type (64 per cent), a large proportion of conference publications were also submitted to Engineering codes (33 per cent). Electrical and Electronic Engineering (0906) was the largest sub–discipline in terms of research outputs, staffing, research income, patents and research commercialisation income.